Course Duration50 Weeks
MBBS from Bangalore Medical College
MD from Bangalore Medical College
FTCL Carnatic Music from Trinity College of Music
This course will begin by teaching students the basics of working with a violin. This fundamental lesson will include the anatomy of the instrument and how each part of the violin impacts the sound quality, proper handling of the instrument to ensure precision of each note, as well as how to care for your instrument so that it will last for many years to come. With this foundation, Jyostna Srikanth will continue to help students build their skills by introducing the students to South Indian music, intonation, concepts of rhythm, as well as basic fingering techniques.
About Jyostna Srikanth: Jyostna Srikanth is an Indian violinist and composer known for performing both Carnatic and Western musical pieces. She has achieved an MBBS and Post-Graduate degree in Clinical Pathology from Bangalore Medical College in India, as well as a Fellowship in Carnatic Music from the Trinity College of Music in London, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Born into a musical family in Bangalore, her mother Ratna Srikantaiah also served as a Carnatic musician and teacher. Srikanth’s professional musical career began in film, where she served as a musician accompanying documentaries on Discovery, National Geographic, tv serials, and many music festivals including WOMAD, the Red Violin Festival, the Cleveland Music Festival and the BBC Proms. Outside of her musical performances, Srikanth has also served the musical community by lecturing on comparative techniques between Indian and Western classical violin at the University of Cambridge and Liverpool University. She has also established a foundation, called Dhruva, to help support other up and coming Indian artists.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to play basic level tunes and notes, as well as have a foundational education about South Indian violin music.
Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.
As a beginners course, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Students should come prepared with their own violin, as well as paper and pen for note taking during the online sessions. Before enrollment, each student should ensure they have enough time not only to commit to the online violin courses but to independent violin practice between courses, as well. Independent practice will ensure each student gets the most from their time with instructor Jyostna Srikanth.